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The Daily: Former Rivals Want a Crack at Sean Avery in ECHL
When Sean Avery, 41, played in the NHL he inspired an entire collection of opponents and fans who didn’t enjoy his style of play. Some of those folks have had plenty to say about Avery’s announcement that he will play in the ECHL.
Avery signed with the Orlando Solar Bears on Wednesday. He is starting on the team’s reserve list while he practices with the team to get into playing shape. Neither the Solar Bears, nor Avery, has said when he expects to play a game.
Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque, probably tongue-in-cheek, requested that some ECHL team sign him for at least one game to play against Sean Avery.
The ECHL’s Florida Everblades responded on Twitter by asking Laraque whether he was free on March 12.
Ex-NHLer Matthew Barnaby has also said on social media that he would like to come back to have a crack at Avery.
Avery launched his NHL career in 2001-02 with the Detroit Red Wings. He played his last NHL game for the New York Rangers in 2011-12. He was a decent player, but often irritated opponents, and even some teammates, with his antics on the ice.
I’m going to make a wish! Can a team in the @ECHL can sign me for at least one game against Sean Avery please… lol pic.twitter.com/rXmlKhswqP
— Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) February 24, 2022
if Avery signs in Orlando I will sign with anyone in that division…You can play me as much as Torts did
— Matthew Barnaby (@MattBarnaby3636) February 23, 2022
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